Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

April 24 - 28, 2017

Mission Statement

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School is a living testament to our Lord's work in his youngest disciples, exemplified by academic excellence, spiritual formation, and compassionate service to others.
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7th Grade Austin Trip

Hats off to our AMAZING 7th graders! We received so many compliments about our 7th graders. A teacher from another school found one of our students cleaning up a huge mess (made by another school) in the restroom and proceeded to help the younger students wash and dry their hands. Thanks for representing us well, Ali Berry! Trey Rowe got us some positive attention as well with all of his thorough answers while on the tours at the Capitol! Every time I turned we were receiving compliments on our students' citizenship, knowledge, and overall appearance and composure. I'll make sure to relay these messages to the SMG school principal and pastor! :) Thank you to our 7th grade parents, students, and chaperones for a fantastic trip!

Photos above were prepared and submitted by 7th Grade Student, Brett Tipler.

Upcoming Events

Special note: Any student or teacher with a Spirit Games shirt may wear it any or every day this week with jeans and tennis shoes to help promote Spirit Games! NOT SMG SHIRTS. Spirit Games t-shirts only. (Except for Wednesday Mass)

Monday, April 24

8th Grade Retreat

Students may wear "Spirit Games" shirts, tennis shoes, and jeans or uniform bottoms

Indoor Pickup at 3:00PM

Tuesday, April 25

6:30PM 7th Grade Parent Meeting in the Hope Room in Holy Family Life Center (Gym)

Students may wear "Spirit Games" shirts, tennis shoes, and jeans or uniform bottoms

Wednesday, April 26

8:00AM School Mass - Mass uniform (no Spirit Games shirts)

8th Grade Mass @ St. Joseph

Thursday, April 27

3rd Grade Field Trip

Students may wear "Spirit Games" shirts, tennis shoes, and jeans or uniform bottoms

Friday, April 28

Kinder/5th Field Trip

Spirit wear or "Spirit Games" t-shirt

St. George Junior High Dance for 6th-8th Grades (7:00-9:30PM)

Saturday, April 29

First Communion Retreat

Dinner Dance and Auction


Sunday, April 30

Spirit Games

Monday, May 1


Tuesday, May 2

SMG ELAR Teachers host diocesan training

Strategic Planning @ 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 3

Teacher of the Day (Student Winners from the Auction)

Thursday, May 4

Talent Show @ 7:00PM

Friday, May 5

Grandparents Day

Sports Banquet @ 6:30PM

Saturday, May 6

First Communion


Tuesday, May 9

May Crowning @ 10:00AM

Wednesday, May 10

4th Grade Field Trip

Friday, May 12

1st Grade Field Trip

7/8th Student Service Hours Due

7/8th Finals

Monday, May 15

7/8th Finals

Tuesday, May 16

7/8th Finals

Wednesday, May 17

Candle Passing immediately following Mass

Thursday, May 18

8th Grade Slide Show (Parents Invited) @ 1:00PM in Cafetorium

Pot Belly Dine-out 4:00-9:00PM

Friday, May 19

8th Grade Luncheon

Walk for Life @ 2:00

Monday, May 22

8th Grade Final Walk through and dismissal at 10:00AM

Kinder Promotion @ 1:30PM

8th Grade Promotion @ 7:00PM

Tuesday, May 23

Step-up Day - Students get to experience and visit next years grade level

Wednesday, May 24

Career Day


Noon Dismissal

Thursday, May 25

Field Day

Indoor Noon Dismissal

Friday, May 26

Last Day of School

9:30AM Mass

Awards Ceremony after Mass (9:30AM)

Mass Uniform

Indoor Noon Dismissal

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Tickets on Sale

Tickets may be purchased online at Join us in dining, bidding, and dancing at Saint Maria's annual auction. See you there!

Accepting Donations for the Dinner Dance

The Dinner Dance chairs are requesting donations for the auction. Items donated can be used toward spirit hours. For every $20 spent, one spirit hour can be applied. (Please turn in original receipt with form to the office.)

Items needed:

gift cards


event tickets

vacation stays

home decor

art work


beer and wine

Dinner Dance Class Outings

Our first BidPal release will be a pre-event auction for CLASS OUTINGS. Class Outings are fun, teacher-hosted parties that your children will be eager to attend! There is a limited number or spots available for each outing, therefore we encourage you to bid early. This event will close the Saturday before each outing is scheduled.

To participate in the pre-event auction for Class Outings, please visit our event website at to register and start bidding!

Thank you for all of your support and stay tuned for more Dinner Dance news!

Claudia Clark & Robyn Coffey
2016-2017 Dinner Dance Chairs


On Sunday, April 30, 2017, SMG will once again participate in the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation Spirit Games. This foundation has been a tremendous help in offering financial assistance to those families seeking the traditional values and academic excellence SMG offers to students and families. At present, the Stephen Breen Foundation has helped several SMG families with tuition assistance. This is an incredible blessing, and we are so very grateful for the help received from the foundation. We would like to be the number one participating school this year to show our gratitude! Please visit the SMG website and click on the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation link to register online for this fun-filled event. Students may wear their Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation Spirit Game t-shirts to school on Friday spirit days.

See you on Sunday, April 30th to celebrate Mass with the Bishop on Nolan's football field, enjoy live music by our very own Mr. Smith, and have lots of fun with SMG's sponsored dunk booth along with many other booth activities and field events!

Calendar Changes

Below are a list of official calendar changes for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.

Our May snow day has been moved from Friday, May 5th to Monday, May 1st.

Grandparents Day, Band Concert, and Sports Banquet have been moved from

Friday, May 12th to Friday, May 5th.

May Crowning has been moved to Tuesday, May 9th @ 10AM.

Candle Passing will be on Wednesday, May 17th.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. Please direct all questions, conflicts, or concerns to Leah Rios.

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May we all continue to remember to turn to our Lord and be thankful during this Easter season.